If you have a bachelors degree and are interested in teacher certification, you can pursue this online teacher preparation program. If you do not yet hold a bachelors degree, you can learn more about our online bachelors degree option for teacher preparation here.
Unlike a traditional 100% online degree program, this is a limited residency program that requires you to attend orientation in Prescott, Arizona. It is also a hybrid program - meaning you will be working in your community and with mentors as well as online. Courses are taken online or as mentored-study with mentors who are typically working teachers or school administrators from your home communities. Core Faculty members provide support, oversight, evaluation, and approval through each stage of your program.
Prescott College offers students the opportunity to earn the Arizona Teaching Intern Certificate. The Arizona Teaching Intern Certificate enables individuals with a bachelor's degree or higher to teach full-time while completing the requirements for an Arizona provisional teaching certificate. This certificate will enable you to enter into a teaching contract with a school district while completing training at Prescott College so you can receive full teaching salary and benefits while earning your degree.
This program is online, allowing you to earn your teaching intern certificate at a distance so that you don't have to uproot your life in order to start your new career as a teacher. We even offer a special scholarship to make earning the certificate more affordable. You can also choose to work toward post-bachelors certification, or toward a Master of Education degree with certification in Elementary or Secondary Education at Prescott College.
Learn more about this alternative path to certification.
Arizona Teaching Intern Certificate Requirements from the Arizona Department of Education
The Endorsement programs, Arizona Teaching Intern Certificate, Teacher Preparation and Educational Leadership graduate programs: meet the requirements of licensure for the state of Arizona.
To ensure that our graduates are equipped to help students learn, all certification programs offered by Prescott College are evaluated by the Arizona Department of Education, and approved by the Arizona State Board of Education. Teacher licensure requirements vary depending on state laws and may include a number of factors, such as:
- completion of a bachelor's degree program
- submission of transcripts
- completion and clearance of a background check
- passing of required entrance exams and basic skills tests
Click here to see a list of teacher licensure requirements in your state. As requirements are subject to change at any time, please refer to the licensure contact listed under each state.